DIY All Purpose Cleaner. In this post, you will find a recipe to make homemade All Purpose cleaner using essential oils and baking soda. Start your journey to a toxin-free household!
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DIY All Purpose Cleaner | Castile Soap and Essential Oil Cleaners plus Baking Soda
Baking soda is a powerful stain remover, degreaser and deodorizer. To add an additional cleaning punch to your DIY All-purpose nontoxic cleaner, modify any of my castile soap-based cleaning recipes by reducing the amount of soap and adding 1 tablespoon of baking soda. You may use this powerful cleaner and disinfectant in showers and bathtubs to remove soap scums and buildup, toilets, sinks, kitchen counters, microwave, chopping boards, tile floors, trash cans, refrigerator, pretty much any surface but always spot check to be sure.
DIY All Purpose Cleaner | My Favorite Mix for All Purpose
- 1 teaspoon of castile soap
- 1 tablespoons Baking Soda
- 2 cups of water
- 10 drops of each Lavender, Orange, peppermint essential oils
- Mix the water and the baking soda first and dissolve the baking soda powder completely
- Add the essential oils and shake.
- Add the soap and give it a swirl
- Store in a dark place.
OR, you can use this combination instead: Tea Tree and Lavender. There is no set rule. You can use any combination of oils you prefer. I choose these combinations based on the antibacterial cleaning power of these oils.
Other Suggested Combinations:
- Lemon & Peppermint
- Tea tree & Lavender
- Lemon & lavender
- Oregano & Tea Tree
- Thyme, Lemon & Lavender
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Sometimes I prefer an all purpose without the Baking Soda. I like it because I can use it on granite, marble and stove top without worrying about scratching any polished surfaces. In that case, I use the recipes on these posts: